A Warning for God’s People (Day 11)

Read Jeremiah 5:20-31
   Have you ever spoken to someone, only to realize that the person didn’t hear a word you were saying? Jeremiah told the people that their eyes and ears did them no good because they refused to see or hear God’s message. The people of Judah and Israel were foolishly deaf when God promised blessings for obedience and destruction for disobedience. When God speaks through His Word or His messengers, we harm ourselves if we fail to listen. God’s message will never change us unless we heed it. 
   What is your attitude when you come into God’s presence? We should come with respect and trembling because God sets the boundaries of the roaring seas and sends the rain, assuring us of plentiful harvests. God had to strip away all the benefits that Judah and Israel had grown to respect more than Him, with the hope that the people would turn back to God. Don’t wait until God removes your cherished resources before committing yourself to Him as you should. 

   People and nations who please God treat the fatherless justly and care for the poor. Wicked men in Israel treated the defenseless unjustly, which displeases God greatly. Some defenseless people: orphans, poor, homeless, and lonely are within your reach. What action can you take to help at least one of them?